on this almost Martian landscape, visiting the highlights
like Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve, Ihlara Valley, Derinkuyu
underground city... Cycling around the small Anatolian
villages sounds like a dream and this tour can make
this dream come true...
Saturday, May 9 / May 30 / Sept. 5 / Oct. 10, 2014: We meet the group at Kayseri/Nevsehir Airports and transfer them to their hotel. Dinner and overnight at a high quality cave hotel in Urgup.
Sunday, May 10 / May 31 / Sept. 6 / Oct. 11, 2014: Off time in the morning after breakfast to prepare the bikes and a short meeting about the program. Today we ride to Ortahisar via Uzengi Stream. After a short village tour and having lunch, we ride back to Urgup via vineyards and on arrival to Urgup; we bike to Urgup fortress to have the panoramic view of the town. Dinner and overnight at a high quality cave hotel in Urgup.
Total distance: 30 km. (25 km. off road)
Monday, May 11 / June 1 / Sept. 7 / Oct. 12, 2014: We cycle through Damsa stream to Sarihan Caravanserai and then through Red River to Avanos. After a lunch break in Avanos we head Cavusin and then Love Valley. After biking up the pleasant hill from Love Valley to Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at a boutique hotel in Uchisar.
Total distance: 45 km. (40 km. off road)
Tuesday, May 12 / June 2 / Sept. 8 / Oct. 13, 2014: After the breakfast, we cycle to Kavak village first and then Mazikoy. We have picnic (lunch boxes) at Mazikoy. We bike through the potato fields until Devretbasi village and then through a very nice valley to Baskoy. Finally we reach Soganli, which is one of the earliest settlements of Cappadocia. From here, we are transferred back to Uchisar. Dinner and overnight at a boutique hotel in Uchisar.
Total distance: 55 km. (40 km. off road)
Wednesday, May 13 / June 3 / Sept. 9 / Oct. 14, 2014: After breakfast, we are transferred to Soganli, from where we start riding to Derinkuyu via Orhanli village. After visiting the underground city of Derinkuyu and having lunch at a local restaurant, we keep cycling to Komurcu village via Kiledere and Yazihoyuk villages. Today's ride finishes in Komurcu, where we rendezvous with our vehicle, and transfer to Guzelyurt. Dinner and overnight at a boutique hotel in Guzelyurt.
Total distance: 60 km. (50 km. off road)
Thursday, May 14 / June 4 / Sept. 10 / Oct. 15, 2014: Today we'll enjoy a day off in Guzelyurt with a casual bike ride around town. Advanced riders will have the opportunity to go on a longer bike ride at their leisure. Those who would like some free time to go exploring can stroll though the town's lively streets past homes carved into rocks, take a walk through Monastery Valley and visit the cave churches, go fishing at a nearby lake, or just relax at our hotel and read a book. Dinner and overnight at a boutique hotel in Guzelyurt.
Total distance: 20 km. (15 km. off road)
Friday, May 15 / June 5 / Sept. 11 / Oct. 16, 2014: We cycle to Selime via Alanyurt. Selime is the village where we go in to Ihlara canyon. We cycle to Belisirma (a smart village in the middle of the valley) and have lunch there. After lunch we hike or bike in the second part of the canyon up to Ihlara village. For those who want to walk, we can take their bikes on the supporting vehicle. After Ihlara we have a 35 km ride to Kitreli. This ride is going over Kucuk Hasan Mountain from a passage. We do a long uphill ride about 20 km and then a serious downhill. The beginning of the uphill is soft but when we get close to the mountain it is more challenging. We are picked up with two vehicles (one for the bikes and one for us) in Kitreli village and transferred to Urgup. Dinner and overnight at a high quality cave hotel in Urgup.
Total distance: 65 km. (60 km. off road)
Saturday, May 16 / June 6 / Sept. 12 / Oct. 17, 2014: On our last day, we ride towards the most popular sites of Cappadocia. We first ride through Pancarlik to Ortahisar and then to the famous Goreme Open Air Museum, to visit its rock-cut churches. Riding through Rose Valley leads us to Cavusin. After riding through the streets of Cavusin we cycle to Pasabag and then Zelve. After having lunch in Zelve, we visit its open air museum and head on to Devrent Valley and then Urgup. Dinner and overnight at a high quality cave hotel in Urgup.
Total distance: 40 km. (30 km. off road)
Sunday, May 17 / June 7 / Sept. 13 / Oct. 18, 2014: Transfer to Kayseri/Nevsehir Airports for flights back home.
Tour fee: USD 1480 per person
* The prices above are per person in double occupancy.
** Single Supplement: USD 330.
- Professional licensed MTB guide
- A/C minivan with driver on tours & transfers
- 8 nights BB accommodation
- Admission fees to the museums and sights
- All the transfers of luggage and equipment
- A la carte lunches and dinners
- Supporting vehicle and drinks and food on
- Flight tickets
- Visa fee on arrival to Turkey
- Bike rent
- Drinks during the lunches and dinners (except
- Not mandatory but customary tips
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